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Funding awarded for five new innovative clean air projects

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Description:
The University of Birmingham-led TRANSITION Clean Air Network announces it is funding five new research projects aimed at improving air quality.
Date:
11 May 2021

Agents that target viral RNA could be the basis for next generation broad spectrum anti-viral drugs

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Description:
Latest research has found a new approach to tackling viruses by targeting the 'control centre' in viral RNA, leading to broad spectrum anti-viral drugs.
Date:
11 May 2021

Bayer to invest in childhood cancer trial at the University of Birmingham

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Description:
Funding from Bayer enables the University of Birmingham to deliver a new study aiming to identify more effective treatments for a rare type of childhood cancer.
Date:
10 May 2021

Trial seeks to revolutionise diagnosis and treatment of life-threatening post-partum haemorrhage

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Description:
Post-partum haemorrhage (PPH) accounts for 27% of all maternal deaths worldwide. PPH disproportionately affects mothers from low- and middle-income countries.
Date:
07 May 2021

Better access to dental care could help Brazil win battle against COPD

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Description:
Oral health in Brazil needs better promotion and more accessible public dental services in order to tackle the impact of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
Date:
06 May 2021

University of Birmingham joins drug discovery collaboration with Evotec and Bristol Myers Squibb

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Description:
The University of Birmingham is part of a new industry collaboration to accelerate drug discovery projects that will fast track research from lab to patient.
Date:
06 May 2021

Successful virtual conference for global bacterial vaccinology network

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Description:
Over 200 scientists and industry figures worldwide gathered online for the BactiVac Virtual Network Conference 2021 hosted at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
05 May 2021

Study finds weight loss surgery reduces brain pressure in patients with neurological condition

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Description:
University of Birmingham-led study finds weight loss surgery is more effective to reduce brain pressure-causing blindness in cases with neurological condition.
Date:
27 April 2021

Researchers call for end of postcode lottery in miscarriage care and treatment

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Description:
Experts at the University of Birmingham and Tommy's National Centre for Miscarriage Research have set out recommendations to improve care and treatment to all women who have suffered a miscarriage.
Date:
26 April 2021

Professor Teresa Carlomagno named Birmingham's NMR national facility lead

Teresa Carlomagno
Description:
Teresa joins the University with a Leverhulme International Professorship, which will support her and her research group with £5 million over five years.
Date:
26 April 2021

Study outlines mechanism behind rare blood clots linked to COVID-19 vaccine

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Description:
New research carried out in collaboration with the University of Birmingham has characterised a rare COVID-19 vaccine-induced syndrome which causes blood clots.
Date:
23 April 2021

Birmingham Health Innovation Campus takes another step forward after planning permission granted

Exterior impression of the Birmingham Health Innovation Campus.
Description:
Work is set to begin on the first phase of Birmingham Health Innovation Campus this Summer after planning permission was granted by Birmingham City Council.
Date:
21 April 2021
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